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Description

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The Elvis & Kresse Messenger Bag is made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose and a has a reclaimed Burberry black cotton and military-grade parachute silk lining. Previously deployed in active duty for up to 30 years, fighting fires around the UK, the hose is perfectly robust for an every day bag and the full length flap, with hidden magnet closures, will keep your valuables safe. It has an internal zip pocket, a laptop divider and 1 full length zipped pocket under the flap.

Winner of one of The Best Sustainable Men's Clothing Brands by The Independent in August, 2020.

What can you fit in there?

This is a deceptively roomy bag, big enough for a 13" laptop, an A4 pad and all your other daily essentials, but small enough just to chuck in your tablet, wallet and keys and go....

We also offer a Limited Edition 'Print Room' version of our classic Messenger bag. Made from reclaimed printing blankets combined with our signature decommissioned fire-hose, this limited edition bag really makes a statement. The re-engineered black printing blanket creates a visually stunning textile that is strong and beautiful to the touch. This version of the bag maintains all the design features of the full fire-hose version as described above.

Features

Exterior: Choice of genuine decommissioned British fire-hose or reclaimed printing blanket

Lining: Reclaimed Burberry cotton lining and military-grade parachute silk

Adjustable shoulder strap in genuine decommissioned British fire-hose

Available in Red, rare Yellow fire-hose, or Black printing blanket

Practical design

Voted as one of the Best Sustainable Men's Clothing Brands by The Independent

Full length flap with hidden magnetic closure

One external and one internal zip pocket

Padded central divider and laptop pocket

Presented in a reclaimed military-grade parachute silk dust bag, reusable as a shopping or delicate-wash bag

Etched Elvis & Kresse logo

Handmade with hand-painted and bound edges

Water resistant, Wipe-clean

Vegan

Repair service available

Free international delivery

50% of profits go to The Fire Fighters Charity

Dimensions

Dimensions: H 26 x W 34 x D 11 cm

Max Strap Drop: 72 cm

THE FIRE-HOSE COLLECTION

We fell in love with London's decommissioned fire-hose back in 2005 through a chance encounter with the London Fire Brigade. We took this lifesaving material home determined to breathe new life into it and save it from its otherwise inevitable end in landfill.

Our Fire-hose pieces are more than just a collection, they represents a whole new kind of luxury. One that is sustainable, ethical, transparent, generous and kind.

Printing Blanket Range

We also offer a Printing Blanket version of our classic pieces. They are made from reclaimed printing blankets, rescued from the printing industry, and combined with our signature decommissioned fire-hose. The re-engineered black printing blanket creates a visually stunning textile that is strong and beautiful to the touch. This version maintains all the design features of the full fire-hose versions.

50% of profits donated

Since 2005 we have been rescuing all of London's retired fire-hose by lovingly handcrafting them into sustainable luxury bags and accessories. Every year since, Elvis & Kresse have donated 50% of the profits from the Fire-hose Collection to The Fire Fighters Charity. This heroic material, once used to save lives, gets a second chance to keep giving back.

Testimonials

The Messenger is so beautiful. It is a ‘Keep Forever’ bag that will look even better the more that it is used. The personalisation looks wonderful and I know that my husband will love using it - especially with the hidden message.

Can’t wait to read about your next adventures,

Thanks so much.

Susie